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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 9, 2010

Ballet-inspired Namba line to take spotlight


By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Kamakoa Page Zablan models a chiffon gown by Anne Namba with Meng Dynasty jewelry.

Anne Namba

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Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Lindsay Phillips

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Anne Namba's latest collection, Fashion in Motion, is inspired by acclaimed dancer, actor and choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Namba met Baryshnikov when he was in Honolulu last November for a Ballet Hawaii dance concert. "He invited me to present a show at Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. So I created a new collection in his honor that has a fluid feel and look," Namba said in a press release.

The collection will be introduced to Honolulu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18 at the Halekulani, with a brunch and fashion show to benefit Ballet Hawaii. Namba's designs will be complemented with a line of fashion jewelry created by Anna Meng, owner of The Meng Dynasty.

Ballet and ballroom dancers will model, as well as perform dance vignettes during the show.

Tickets are $100. Reservations: Judy Muncaster, judy@ballethawaii.org or 521-8600.

FIT, FRAGRANCE

Bra got the best of you? You're not alone. Eighty percent of women wear the wrong size. You can correct that fashion faux pas today and tomorrow as Nordstrom presents Nordstrom Fits America. New bra styles will be introduced as certified fitters stand ready to assist. For every bra purchased, Nordstrom will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

Nordstrom also offers to host a "girlfriend party" for friends to be fitted together. Call 953-6100, ext. 1240, for appointments.

Also today and tomorrow, Nordstrom's Bobbi Brown counter offers an opportunity to learn the latest trends in makeup and have a lesson in how to apply them. Appointments: 953-6100, ext. 1086.

For those seeking a new fragrance to spice up their life, Nordstrom presents Eau de Party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guests can immerse themselves in all things fragrant while enjoying complimentary samples, tips and advice.

RSVP STYLE

Design diva Cathy Lee welcomes budding decorators and seasoned designers alike to a Decorate With Style workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow in the Hawai'i Convention Center's Kalākaua Ballroom.

The home style workshop and tradeshow is presented by Lee's RSVPStyle.

At the event, you can watch Lee create rooms on stage, learn tips for decorating on any budget, and meet home-industry professionals.

The cost is $59; www.rsvpstyle.com, 545-7787.

ON OUR RADAR

CHAMELEON KICKS

Designer Lindsay Phillips understands what Island women want: shoes, slippers, shoes, slippers, shoes, slippers!

Our budgets don't always allow us the multiples we crave, however so Phillips designs versatile shoes and slippers that make switching styles a snap.

The Jordi Flipflop ($24) and Liz Ballet Flat ($64) both come with additional interchangeable snap-on, snap-off embellishments ($12) that can go from slipper to shoe and back again. The Jordis come in six colors (yellow, black, lime, turquoise, pink and stone) and the Liz flats in bronze, silver and black. The snap-on buttons come in 12 designs, from subtle to glam, classic to cutesy. Find them at www.lindsay-phillips.com.